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Shohei Ohtani , who plays in the Major League of American professional baseball, will visit Seoul next March wearing the LA Dodgers uniform.
Shohei Otani, Japan's top pitcher and pitcher, announced on the 10th that he had signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers through his Instagram account. ESPN reported that Ohtani's contract was worth 700 million dollars (924 billion won) over 10 years. Ohtani's $700 million contract is the largest in all sports history and a jackpot worthy of the 'Monster' name.
Shohei Ohtani announced the transfer news, saying, "I apologize to my fans and everyone in the baseball world for taking so long to make a decision. I have decided to choose the Dodgers as my next team." He said, "First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Angels team and fans who have supported me over the past six years, and to the officials of each club who participated in this negotiation process. In particular, the support of Angels fans who supported me through all the twists and turns. “The team and support were a great help to me. The six years I spent with the Angels will be forever engraved in my heart.”
As a result, Ohtani will visit Korea wearing the LA Dodgers uniform for the 2024 Major League Opening Game of Coupang Play, which will be held in Seoul in March next year. Coupang Play, as a partner of Major League Baseball (MLB), presents the 'MLB World Tour Seoul Series 2024 Presented By Coupang Play'.
The MLB World Tour is a regular league and event game held in countries other than North America. In the Seoul Series, which will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul in March 2024, the LA Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play the opening game of the 2024 MLB regular season. This is the first time in history that an official MLB game will be held in Korea.
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a fierce competition to recruit free agent Shohei Ohtani, but the final winner was the Los Angeles Dodgers. By recruiting Shohei Ohtani, a genius baseball player who also doubles as a pitcher, the LA Dodgers not only strengthened their power but also enjoyed a tremendous marketing effect. It was the moment when the Dodgers established themselves as Japan's national team.
Shohei Ohtani, who is 193cm tall and weighs 95.3kg, joined the Nihomham Fighters of the Japanese professional baseball team in 2013 and then transferred to the LA Angels of the major league in 2018, making a name for himself as a monster player who achieved remarkable results while serving as both a starting pitcher and a central hitter. informed. Over his five-year major league career, Ohtani went 38-19 with a 3.01 ERA, and as a hitter he had a 0.274 average including 171 home runs.
Saturday, December 9, 2023